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U. S. PATENT RESOURCES

As general guidance, a complete search of U. S. patents in this art area will include the following:

  1. A classified search of the original classification class and subclass for the subject matter and the other highly relevant art areas in the US patent documents
  2. A text search of the US patent documents; patents, PG PUB, and OCR databases:
    • Broad text search for the general inventive concept(s), not limited by classification
    • Narrow text search for the specific claimed invention
    • Boolean text search employing the relevant inventive terms

The resources listed below are internal USPTO search tools. However, the information that they cover is available either commercially, on the USPTO web site, or in the Public Search Facility on the USPTO Headquarters campus and the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries.

EAST/WEST
EAST Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
WEST Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
Full text patent and inventor searching.

Patents are viewed by USPC for relevance to the patent application being searched. Classification search should be performed for communication devices and can be used based on the type of sensor and type of response or alarm. Text search can supplement classification search by using specified claimed features to narrow down the search. In addition, text searching can also be useful to locate cross-search multiple classes.
BRS Search/USOCR Database
EAST Coverage: 1920 - 1970, Full Text: 1920 - 1970
WEST Coverage: 1920 - 1970, Full Text: 1920 - 1970
Full text of U.S. patent grants.

All patent documents in a classification are viewed by USPC for relevance to the patent application being searched.
PGPUBS
EAST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
WEST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
U.S. published applications.

Patents are viewed by USPC for relevance to the patent application being searched. Classification search should be performed for communication devices and can be used based on the type of sensor and type of response or alarm. Text search can supplement classification search by using specified claimed features to narrow down the search. In addition, text searching can also be useful to locate cross-search multiple classes.

FOREIGN PATENT RESOURCES

Searched separately from the U.S. Patent Search. These databases consist of abstract documents. Text searching abstracts requires the use of different search logic e.g. the use of broad Boolean and/or operators instead of narrow proximity operators.

Derwent World Patents Index and the contents of the EPO Abstracts and JPO Abstracts are available commercially.

Derwent World Patents Index, Classification and Text Search
EAST Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of patent documents from more than 40 patent-issuing authorities.

Used for text and assignee/inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.
EPO Abstracts, Text and Classification Search
EAST Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of patents and published applications from EPO, WO/PCT, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Switzerland. USPC searching is limited to documents added to the database from 1978 to September 30, 1995.

EPO patent documents in a USPC or an IPC classification are viewed for relevance to the patent application being searched. Used for text and assignee/inventor searching.
JPO Abstracts, Text and Classification Search
EAST Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of Japanese published unexamined applications. USPC searching is limited to documents added to the database from 1978 to September 30, 1995.

JPO patent documents in a USPC or an IPC classification are viewed for relevance to the patent application being searched. Used for text and assignee/inventor searching.

NON-PATENT LITERATURE RESOURCES

The resources listed are those that USPTO staff have found consistently yield the most relevant search results. Commercial databases available through a single vendor can generally be searched simultaneously, although it is preferable to search full text and bibliographic databases in separate groupings. In addition to the use of subscription databases and public Internet sites, it is recommended that books, manuals, standards and specifications be considered in the search for prior art.

ACM Digital Library
ACM Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
Citations and full text articles from ACM journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings.

This resource provides relevant data on visual indicators, aircraft, watercaft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
IEEE Xplore
IEEE Coverage: 1952 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
1MOBILITY (Global Mobility Bibliographic Database)
STN Coverage: 1906 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) contains information on worldwide literature of technologies for self-propelled vehicles.

This resource provides relevant data if device or technology is related to automobiles.
BIOSIS Previews
Dialog Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Comprehensive worldwide coverage of research in the biological and biomedical sciences.

This resource provides relevant data on alarm systems, sirens, medical support, patient care, and visual indicators used in medical devices.
Business Dateline
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: 1985 - present
Full text of major news and feature stories from regional business publications from throughout the United States and Canada.

This resource provides relevant data on products for visual indicators, aircraft, watercaft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
DIALOG Telecommunications Newsletters
Dialog Coverage: 1995 - present, Full Text: 1995 - present
Full text telecommunications newsletters that provide information on companies, products, markets, and technologies.

This resource provides relevant data on visual indicators, aircraft, watercaft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
DTIC STINET
DTIC Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: Dates - vary
DTIC scientific and technical papers, which cover telecommunications, satellites, imaging, and speech recognition.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, and traffic control devices.
Ei Compendex
Dialog Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Comprehensive database of engineering literature.

This resource provides relevant data on visual indicators, aircraft, watercaft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
EMBASE
Dialog Coverage: 1993 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Index of the world's literature on human medicine and related disciplines.

This resource provides relevant data on alarm systems, sirens, medical support, patient care, and visual indicators used in medical devices.
Gale Group Computer DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Information about the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

This resource provides relevant data on visual indicators, aircraft, watercaft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
Gale Group Newsletter DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1988 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text of specialized industry newsletters that provide information on companies, products, markets, and technologies.

This resource provides relevant data on products for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
GeoArchive
Dialog Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Provides international coverage of over 5,000 serials, books from over 2,000 publishers, geological maps, and doctoral dissertations.

This resource provides relevant data on subsurface telemetry, and geological sensors and devices.
GEOBASETM
Dialog Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Worldwide research literature in physical and human geography, earth sciences, and related disciplines.

This resource provides relevant data on subsurface telemetry, and geological sensors and devices.
GeoRef
Dialog Coverage: 1785 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1785 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics.

This resource provides relevant data on subsurface telemetry, and geological sensors and devices.
Health Devices AlertsŪ (HDA)
Dialog Coverage: 1977 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Database of reported medical device problems, hazards, recalls, evaluations, and updates.

This resource provides relevant data on alarm systems, sirens, medical support, patient care, and visual indicators used in medical devices.
Inside Conferences
Dialog Coverage: 1993 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Contains details of all papers given at every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received at the British Library Document Supply Centre.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
Inspec (The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing)
Dialog Coverage: 1898 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Dialog DataStar Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Inspec (The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing) corresponds to the three Science Abstracts print publications: Physics Abstracts, Electrical and Electronics Abstracts, and Computer and Control Abstracts.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
JICST-EPlus - Japanese Science & Technology
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English citations and abstracts covering the literature published in Japan on all fields of science, technology, and medicine.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
MEDLINE (Medical Literature, Analysis, and Retrieval System Online)
Dialog Coverage: 1951 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1950 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database containing references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

This resource provides relevant data on alarm systems, sirens, medical support, patient care, and visual indicators used in medical devices.
NTIS: National Technical Information Service
Dialog Coverage: 1964 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1964 - present, Full Text: - N/A
U.S. government-sponsored research, development, and engineering reports.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, traffic control devices, and subsurface telemetry.
Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS)
Dialog Coverage: 1968 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Provides international coverage of ongoing research projects, published journal articles, state and federal government reports, conference proceedings, research and technical papers, and monographs.

This resource provides relevant data for visual indicators, aircraft, watercraft or automotive or land vehicle alarms or indicators, collision avoidance systems, computerized anti-theft devices, security or alarm systems or devices, location tracking devices, GPS (global positioning satellite) devices, meteorological, geological or environmental or hazardous conditions sensor devices, and traffic control devices.
TULSATM (PETROLEUM ABSTRACTS)
Dialog Coverage: 1965 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1965 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1965 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic references to scientific articles, patents, meeting papers and government reports of interest to those in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

This resource provides relevant data on subsurface telemetry.

INTERNET SEARCH TOOLS

An Internet search should be considered when a search of the resources listed above fails to locate relevant prior art. A preliminary Internet search may be performed to obtain an overview of the technology, and to identify additional search terms and related product information.

Google TM
Google Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

This resource provides relevant information for the following: inventor papers and/or web sites, assignee or company product data or specifications, manuals. In addition, provides access to resources that can define the meaning of acronyms, or terms of art.


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